Alesha Dixon was born on 7 October 1978 in Welwyn Garden City, which is not far from London. Dixon has six siblings. Even though the young girl had an amazing voice, she never dreamed about becoming a famous singer. In fact, she decided to get an education as a PE teacher. While studying, Alesha was working for Ladbrokes.
Everything changed when the young woman met a music producer on a train. Suddenly, she realized how important music and dancing was to her. She left college and enrolled in a dancing academy. There, Dixon met her future college, a celebrity-to-be Sabrina Washington. The young women found two more singers and formed a band, which they called Mis-Teeq. In 2000, the group released its first single “Why?”.
Soon after the release of the single, which didn’t manage to become commercially successful at first, one of the members left the group. Regardless of the lineup changes, the band continued on its way to success. It finally came with a remix of the first single.
A year later, the band recorded its first LP, Lickin' On Both Sides. In 2003, the group presented its next album, Eye Candy. The first album became platinum in the UK. The second earned a gold certification. Even though Mis-Teeq worked for only 6 years (1999- 2005), the group managed to record seven successful singles, which consecutively appeared in the top -10 of the UK Single Singles Chart. The band was nominated for such prestigious awards as BRIT and MOBO. Even though there were rumors about the band’s reunion, it never happened.